FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 11, 2021
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Contact:  Jessica Perez, Hyattsville CDC
(301) 683-8267, jperez@hyattsvillecdc.org
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Riverdale Park, MarylandThe Hyattsville Community Development Corporation (HCDC), through the sponsorship of the Town of Riverdale Park and in collaboration with Verizon and the Maryland State Highway (SHA), are pleased to announce the installation of six artists’ designs on utility and traffic signal cabinets in the Town of Riverdale Park.

Traffic and utility boxes are grey or greenish metal structures located at signalized intersections or near utility service junctions, and are often exposed to graffiti and vandalism. The HCDC Traffic Box Art Wrap Program, was initiated in 2016 as the first in the State of Maryland. The program aims to address community blight and enhance the visual landscape through the application of vinyl art wraps on utility or traffic boxes.

Each wrap features art that is visually appealing, creative and exciting. The artists selected provide a representation of community identity. As of 2021, the HCDC has successfully wrapped 15 traffic or utility boxes in the Town of Riverdale Park and over 65 traffic and utility boxes throughout all of Prince George’s County.

Here is a list of locations for each of the new art wraps in Riverdale Park, including the artwork’s title and artist’s name

YearLocationArtist Featured
1.20215607 54th Avenue, Riverdale Park, “Interview with Glass.”Mike McConnell
2.2021 6339 48th, Riverdale Park, “Bully the Bullfrog.”Elliot Hamilton
3.2021 4507 Queensbury Road, Riverdale Park, “Hablemos.”Efren Flores
4.2021 4801 Queensbury Road, Riverdale Park, Mango Galaxies.”Tatiana Herrera
5.2021 4440 Van Buren Street, Riverdale Park, “Moko Jumbie.”Marsha Stein
6.2021 4801 Madison Street, Riverdale Park, “Love Blooms Here.”Beth Hess

The Hyattsville HDC invites area municipalities, agencies and businesses to partner on future iterations of the project throughout the County. Please contact us for more information, and visit the project page below.

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5607 54th Ave – “Interview with Glass,” Mike McConnell

6339 48th, Riverdale Park, “Bully the Bullfrog,” Elliot Hamilton

4507 Queensbury Road, Riverdale Park, “Hablemos,” Efren Flores

4801 Queensbury Road, Riverdale Park, Mango Galaxies,” Tatiana Herrera

4440 Van Buren Street, Riverdale Park, “Moko Jumbie,” Marsha Stein

4801 Madison Street, Riverdale Park, “Love Blooms Here,” Beth Hess